Five questions: Talents and abilities

I really had fun with the five interview questions I tossed out last week, so I think I'm going to give that another shot this week. If you have interview questions you'd like to toss out, I'd be happy to save 'em for a later post!

Talents and abilities!
1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?
2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?


Ovistine Lighthammer
1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?

…I was real damn good at healing, once upon a time. I can make a mean flat of bullets nowadays.

2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
Heh. You ever seen my knitting? Or sewing? Mind you, it usually works out. I made this robe once that had a hole in the seat. Teuthida snapped it right up an' said it was perfect. Fit her tail just right!

3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
Well, neither healing nor melting faces really do their best when they're in the spotlight. I did win a contest once for "best model gyrocopter", back when I was a wee thing. (Though some folks complained that as a dwarf, I had an unreasonable advantage. Feck that. I worked as hard as anybody.)

4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
Well. Right at this moment, given me options are a bit thin on the ground, I'd like to be better with Chaos. Shadow. It's not sommat I love, but it'll have to do, aye?

5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?
Mum makes pretty spectacular jewelry, when she's of a mind to. I wish I could do half as good with it, but the wee "String Your Own Beads" kit she sent me went about as well as the "Learn To Patchwork Quilt" kit I got from Agness one year. I'm still finding beads weeks later…

Agness Dea
1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?

Cooking! I love to cook, bake, and generally experiment in the kitchen. I may never live down that one time I made soup out of Murloc Fins, though…

2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
You know, this is going to sound weird, but for a priest, I was never much good at healing. I can still do it if I want to, though. What? I totally can, darn it. I just haven't wanted to in a while…

3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
I'm not too crazy about being in the spotlight. I'd rather donate baked goods for a bake sale than actually auction them off, say.

4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
*mutter* I don't suppose "imp wrangling" is an option…

5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?
Vaelen can get the tops off jars every single time. It would be really, really useful if I could do that, but noooo, half the time I have to get him to do it. I swear, it was easier before we got married. Do you ever think marriage was invented so people would have someone around to open jars for them? I wonder that sometimes.

Teuthida of Shattrath
1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?

Setting things on fire! …usually, even on purpose. Ahem.

2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
*sigh* It is not surprising to anyone, I think, and so I am going to say "languages". You would think after four or five years among the Alliance, I would be better at Common. But it is so complicated! So many words that mean the same thing! Such silly structure for putting words together! It is easier to just concentrate on blastings or healings and assume people will know what I mean, yes?

3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
There are certain dwarves who are very, very insistent that if there is a spotlight, or a puddle, or a blizzard, or a rune, I am NOT to stand in it. I must move quickly quickly quickly. Yetis are also not for standing in. So no, I am not liking the spotlights a bit. Unless it is Flame Wreath. Then I am not to move. Or things blow up.

4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
It would be nice if I could learn to conjure pies, instead of only breads and cinnamon rolls… I am very very fond of pies! Also sandwiches, but I have learned recently to conjure those. \o/!

5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?
Have you seen the little dwarf? Ovistine? She shares my buzzbox frequency. She has braids that go TWIRL TWIRL TWIRL TWIRL TWIRL!!! So cute! Many dwarves can twirl their braids this way! My pigtails, they occasionally bounce and that is all. I would like to learn this twirling thing! Perhaps if my hair grows long enough…

  1. Corise
    Dec 18th, 2009 at 19:40 | #1

    Corise Spivergear-Jeremy

    1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?
    Hard to pick just one thing… I'm just incredibly multi-talented, y'know. I guess the biggest thing'd be fightin' dirty. I can take down guys twice my size without hardly breakin' a sweat. Which is good, 'cuz "guys twice my size" includes most o' Azeroth.

    2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
    Anythin' too domestic-oriented. I cook okay – not great, but what I make's gen'rally edible – but cleanin', sewin', any o' that sorta thing… no way. Just don't got the patience for that sorta thing.

    3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
    Heh. Depends on which o' my many talents you're talkin' about. Some o' my best tricks kinda revolve around not bein' seen, if ya catch my drift. Now, if ya mean my dance moves, that's a whole 'nother story. That's what bartops're for.

    4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
    Bein' a mom. I mean, I guess I don't suck at it, but let's just say, my maternal instincts ain't the strongest in the world. It'd be nice to know I was doin' the right things.

    5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?
    Oh… I guess I'm pretty impressed by engineers. Real engineers, I mean, like Imble and Homrend, and even my little sister, Jen. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fair hand at makin' guns and bombs and the like, and I patched up my dad's old flyin' machine pretty decent, but when it comes right down to it, I'm mostly just a mechanic. I put pieces t'gether and fix things. I don't invent nothin'.

    Jenive Spivergear

    (All of her responses are written.)

    1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?
    I have studied extensively in the school of cryomancy. As a result, I am extremely adept at the manipulation of frost-based arcane energies in a wide variety of offensive and defensive spells.

    2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
    Any task that requires physical strength or endurance, including but not limited to: lifting or moving heavy objects, engaging in melee combat, and traversing steep or otherwise challenging terrain.

    3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
    I prefer to maintain a low profile. However, I do enjoy some measure of recognition for my achievements.

    4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
    Vocalization. Due to an unexplained phenomenon, I have been unable to communicate verbally without the assistance of a voice amplification modulator since the fall of Gnomeregan. Unfortunately, my VAM unit is currently non-functional, so I must resort to written communication. Being able to speak would make my life so much easier.

    5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?
    A friend of mine, Calsh, is adept at cutting and setting gemstones. At the same time, he is a front-line warrior specializing in what is colloquially known as "tanking." The duality of the fine control required to craft jewelry combined with the physical strength required to engage in melee combat on that level is impressive.

    Karreth D'Lars

    1. What's one thing you're particularly good at?
    Oh! I guess I'm pretty good at fightin' an' all. I know how ta use all sorta weapons, a-specially big axes an' polearms.

    2. What's one thing you're particularly bad at?
    Um… well, I en't real good at writin' or readin'. Pa couldn't afford ta send me an' my brothers ta school much, so I never learned my letters too good. An' I en't real good at sums, neither. Folks always said I en't too bright, an' I guess tha's true.

    3. Do you prefer it when your talents put you in the spotlight, or when you can perform them quietly from the sidelines? Or neither?
    Oh… I don't think anyone pays me much attention, most times, an' tha's fine. I en't special or nuthin'. I jus' fight stuff.

    4. If you could be instantly great at any one thing, what would it be?
    Um… oh! I guess I'd like ta be good at tellin' stories, 'cause then I could share 'em with my friends at the bonfire nights!

    5. What's a talent someone else has that you particularly admire?
    Oh! My friend Nakisher – he comes ta the story-tellin' nights, an' he has a real neat trick! He can make people float! Like swimmin', sorta, but in the air! An' he did it ta me, too, an' it was real neat! I wish I could do sumthin' like tha'.

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